Giorgio Exotic Mushrooms - Foodservice

Exotic-Medley-4oz-in-Till_altGiorgio’s Exotic Mushrooms are available in a wide variety of types. Among the varieties that we offer are:

  • Shiitake
  • Maitake
  • Enoki
  • Oyster
  • Royal Trumpets
  • Variety Packs

Shiitake
These tan to dark brown mushrooms are also called “Oak,” “Chinese” or “Black Forest” mushrooms. They have umbrella-shaped caps. They are woodsy in flavor and best when thoroughly cooked. The stems tend to be woody and should be removed before cooking. However they can be added to stocks for flavor intensity.

Oyster
Named for their oyster-shell shape, these delicate velvety mushrooms come in shades of beige, yellow, cream and gray. They are more fragile than most other mushrooms, so should be used shortly after purchase and added to dishes at the end of the cooking time.

Royal Trumpet
Also called “King Oyster”” these light brown trumpet-shaped caps resting on tender white stems.

Maitake
Also called “Hen-of-the-Woods” or “Dancing Mushrooms,” these medium brown, ruffled mushrooms are aromatic and have a rich, woodsy taste. Just trim a sliver off the very bottom before cooking.

Enoki
These creamy-white clustered miniature mushrooms are mild in flavor, slightly crisp in texture and very easy to use. Just trim off the base and add the raw caps and stems to salads and sandwiches or arrange as a garnish on cooked foods. To retain their crisp texture, they should not be heated.

Beech
Beech mushrooms are small with white or light brown caps, have a crunchy texture and a mild sweet flavor. They should be added to foods just before the dish is finished cooking in order to maintain their crispness.